Sep 4, 2008

Hotel de Sal Playa - Salt Hotel.

Hotel de Sal Playa - Salt Hotel.

Hotel de Sal Playa is located near the famous Uyuni salt deposit in the southwestern part of the Bolivia. The hotel was built in 1993 by a salt artisan to capitalize the opportunity which was existing as the numerous tourists were looking for a place to stay during the visit to the nearby deposit (one of the world's largest of its kind).

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Hotel de Sal Playa - Salt Hotel (9) 4The hotel walls are made of salt blocks and are held together with a cement-like substance which is made of salt and water. Though during the rainy seasons the walls are need to be strengthened with new blocks. It has 15 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room and a bar. At this 'Salt Hotel' everything (well, almost) is made up of salt; you sit on the salt chairs, eat on salt tables, sleep on salt beds and enjoy your drinks in the salt bar. Apart from these even the roof, walls are made of salt and the even the floor is covered with salt granules. Which means you wine, dine and sleep on salt! In the dining room of the Hotel de Sal Playa in Bolivia, the salt is always on the table or rather it would apt to say the salt is the table.

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Hotel de Sal Playa - Salt Hotel (9) 9Thought the owners ask the guests to avoid licking the walls but if you wish to check its genuinity then do give it a try. And do remember if you ever plan to visit Bolivia, don't pass up the salt hotel.

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